Coming soon an in-depth look at tech and dealing with waterproof garments. Use and care and how to get the best from your expensive bike gear. Some tips and tricks straight from Nikwax and a host of fabric tech info.
I'm in my second year of this boot now. Last weekend I completed a 6hr, 38degree ride in them, complete with a stream crossing, rain and about 4 miles of bike hiking in the snow (see buckyrides on facebook for pictures). I can still say that they live up to their glory. This is... Continue Reading →
Zwift, Smart trainers, power trainers, thumsup, Zwifting, FTP, Watopia and workouts - what does all this mean?
The popular Ottolock get released in V2 incarnation with subtle and beneficial upgrades. Available now.
Pretty psyched for a change of season I ordered up some new gear. I needed some new colder weather stuff and wanted to try something different from Ornot, a smaller San Fransisco company that has been around four years now. Their brand stuck in my mind from the play on words in Ornot's clever campaign... Continue Reading →
Light and Motion is a California based company that has been manufacturing lights for 28 yrs. Founded in 1989 by a pair of Stanford graduates who started the company from a passion of SCUBA diving and underwater photography, the products are designed, assembled and tested in Monterey and what they cannot make themselves they outsource... Continue Reading →
The rain season is right around the corner and a good set of fenders turns the off season from a bleak lackluster time into a no problem season
The Hondo is one of Chrome Industries latest backpacks focusing on style and urban commuter utility to provide high value. This review focuses on the lightweight edition - The Welterweight.
Anthm channel their knowledge of materials and product development to create a cycling jersey (and brand) that is made in the USA, specifically Portland, where he has control over the details, he can ride his bike for 5miles to visit his seamstress to talk face to face and work on his 2nd sample, adding the care and attention where needed to get it just right.
The change to summer season leaves you scrambling around through discarded gloves from last year. Protect your mitts with this summer glove round up from the big brands.
Quick errands? popping in and out of shops to drop things off or grab a quickie. Bike rides with your mates that inevitably end up at the burrito place or coffee shop? Yeah we all do this and we all know the feeling of leaving your bike unattended for a few minutes, read on for the solution
Caps are a little bit like water bottles to me. I have had quite a few in my time, quite a few different styles and from quite a few different manufacturers. The thing with caps, like water bottles, is that you have to replace him them somewhat frequently. Either they wear out or they end... Continue Reading →
I'm always on the lookout for gear that has innovate ways to solve cycling problems. For me gloves are always an issue. In wetter, cooler climates there is a large need to address many performance characteristics at once. Waterproof, Breathability and Warmth along with Grip, Ergonomics. Even with today's material innovations these requirements can conflict or... Continue Reading →
IKEA bikes are here! , there has been a lot of rumours about them for quite some time, some from advocates and some from grumpy elitist haters! In the time tradition manner of IKEA they will be high value and will appeal to some people, but probably not all. My perspective on cycling in general is... Continue Reading →
As we know wool is a wonderful material when it comes to heat and moisture management, making it ideal for certain circumstances. Here is a great review on the Ibex wool bob shorts by a twisted spoke. http://www.atwistedspoke.com/review-arrivee-merino/
Gifts should be a little luxurious and this may mean giving a gift that someone would not normally buy themselves. The luxury thinking might come in the function or the form of that item. As far as gear is concerned, cycling is a combination of function and performance, so why give a crappy gift that... Continue Reading →
A confidence-inspiring safety first commuter jacket, no detail left unturned and if you do a lot of dusk or night time commuting could save your bacon due to the outstanding reflective material.
$14 - $19 from your local Fred Meyer Grocery Store. 2mm neoprene fishing gloves will keep your hands dry and warm for commutes less than an hour. They can take good downpours but are not seam taped so in heavy downpours water will get in after a short while. The manufacturer Glacier Glove has a... Continue Reading →